16th Annual Conference
BioCycle REFOR16

Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling

Oct. 17, 18, 19, 20, 2016
Orlando, Florida
Caribe Royale Hotel
Official
Conference Of
The American
Biogas Council
Anaerobic Digestion • Composting • Biogas Markets • Food Waste • Manure • Distributed Energy

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Agenda: Tuesday, October 18

OPENING PLENARY SESSION — KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | | 9:00 AM — 10:15 AM

The Power Of Organics

Welcome, From Washington
Honorable Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator, Ohio

Florida's Organics Recycling Strategic Plan

F. Joseph Ullo, Jr., Division Director, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Waste Management 

 

Roadmap To 50% Food Waste Reduction By 2030

Cheryl T. Coleman, Director, Resource Conservation And Sustainability Division, U.S. EPA

 

Moving The Needle On Microgrids

John Farrell, Director Of Democratic Energy, Institute for Local Self-Reliance

   
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | | 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM
 
Track 1
Organics Ban Implementation And Assessment
Organics Disposal Ban Implementation And Analysis

Paul Henderson, Metro Vancouver, BC

Organics Ban Compliance, Catalyzing Wasted Food Reduction

Lorenzo Macaluso, Center for EcoTechnology

Assessing Organics Bans

Panel Discussion

 
Track 2
Organized by American Biogas Council
Federal Biogas Policy — Analyses And Predictions
Biogas federal policy hot topics, presidential candidates' positions on biogas and related industries, outlook for Lame Duck Session, likelihood of biogas tax credits extensions, and why you should care about the 2019 Farm Bill now.

Maureen Walsh, American Biogas Council

Paul Bleiberg, National Milk Producers Federation

Marcus Gillette, Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas
 
Track 3
Biogas To Vehicle Fuel
Trends In Growth Of U.S. Biogas To Vehicle Fuel Industry

Joanna Underwood, Energy Vision

Selling RINs In RFS Marketplace — Logistics And Insights

Susan Olson, Genscape

Biogas To Fleet Fuel — Case Studies

Eric Wilgenbusch, Unison Solutions

 
Track 4
Digestate Management
Fertilizer Production from Digester Effluent

Josh Rapport, CleanWorld

Converting Digestate To Biochar For Gas Cleaning, Nutrient Recovery

Andrew White, CHAR Technologies

Commercial Grade Fertilizer Production Utilizing Recycled Organics

Jeffery Burnham, Anuvia Plant Nutrients

 
Tuesday, October 18, 20166 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
 
Track 1
Contaminant Management, Depackaging
Composter Invests In Depackaging To Service Food Waste Generators

Jay Fischer, Ag Choice

Processing SSO For WWTP Digesters

Daniel Hagen, Waste Management

Food Waste Preparation For Composting And AD
William Kish, Ecoverse
Feedstock Separation: Organics Versus Inorganics
Scott Nally, quasar energy group
 
Track 2
Organized by American Biogas Council
Impact Investors In The Biogas Market
Impact investing, the allocation of the institutional capital pool, is directed to a "cause" that is usually consistent with the main focus of the fund. Impact investors for the biogas industry focus on renewables or climate change. Panelists lay out their impact investing strategies and expectations.

Jeff Possick, MissionPoint Partners

John Dannan, Generate Capital, Inc.

Ben Vitale, Wastewater Capital Management, LLCMike Land, Baker Tilly
 
Track 3
Codigestion With Biosolids
Advancing Codigestion Of Food Waste And Wastewater Solids

Allison Deines and Lauren Fillmore, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation

Using AD To Increase Efficiency Of Municipal Wastewater Treatment

Sabrina Eichenauer, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (University of Applied Sciences)

You Have Codigestion, Now What? WERF Research Into Operational Impacts
Micah Blate, Hazen and Sawyer
Employing Biological Hydrolysis To Make Room For Codigestion
Michael Theodoulou, GE Water & Process Technologies
 
 
Track 4
Wasted Food Prevention And Rescue
Waste Not Orange County: Feed The Need

Eric Handler, OCHCA Waste Not Orange County

Scaling Food Waste Reduction

Steven Finn, ResponsEcology

Winning the Race To End Wasted Food
Heide Hart, Sustainable America, Inc.
 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | | 4:15 PM — 6:00 PM
 
Track 1
Expanding Biogas Markets
Biogas Developments in Ontario — Innovations To Tap New Opportunities

Chris Duke, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs

Pipeline Interconnection And Impact Of Gas Quality Requirements

Jeremy Holland, HDR Inc.

CHP Project Development Model To Secure PPAs
Lauren Barbir, GE Power
Dairy Biogas Electricity and Fuels Cluster
N. Ross Buckenham, California Bioenergy LLC
 
Track 2
Organized by American Biogas Council
How To Keep Digesters Successful — Overcoming Inevitable Challenges
Green Cow Power, 2015 ABC Project Of The Year

Melissa VanOrnum, DVO, Inc.

UW Oshkosh Foundation Rosendale Biodigester, 2014 ABC Project Of The Year

Brian Langolf, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

Chino, California Biogas Plant
Ben Sheff, ES Engineering
Fennville and Freeport, Michigan Biogas Plants
Andy Austin, Scenic View and Brook View Dairy
Hometown Bioenergy, 2015 ABC Project Of The Year

Brian Meek, Avant Energy

Plus … 6 Project Videos

 

 

 
Track 3
WRRF Codigestion — Planning And Operations
Process Hazards Analysis – Preparing For What-Ifs At Codigestion Sites

Paul Greene, CDM Smith

Food Waste Digestion Results In Net Energy Producer

John Hake, East Bay Municipal Utilities District, Oakland, CA

Codigestion And Biosolids–To–Energy Enhancement Project
Jim Meehan and John Buonocore, Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority, NJ and Rick Sapir, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
Upgrading Biosolids AD Facility In Preparation For Food Waste Codigestion

Christine McKiernan, BIOFerm Energy Systems

 

 
Track 4
Integrating Anaerobic Digestion And Composting
Sequential AD And Composting Decision Making Based On LCA Modeling

Sara Pace, University of California, Davis

Practical Considerations Of Combining AD And Composting

David Border, DBCC

Composting Treatment Of Anaerobic Digestion Residuals

Brian Fuchs, W. L. Gore & Associates

Can Composting Of Liquid Manure Or Digestate Complete The N Cycle?

Alessandro Chiumenti, University of Udine, Italy